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the weekend after her plane crad in mexico. >>> local latino music fans are mourning the death of one of their favorites. jenni rivera died after her plane crashed in mexico. lynn ramirez in san jose with reaction from some of rivera's fans. len. >> reporter: that's right, allen. a hot of people are in a state of shock. something they didn't expect since jenni's career really seemed to be taking off. for many she symbolized being able to overcome life's obstacles. >> powering through her recent heart break and triumph. , it seems her life and career were reaching a high point. for her many fans on both sides of the mexican american board it made news of her plane crash and sudden death all the more difficult to take. >> really very sad. i don't think nobody can believe what happened. so, so sad. >> rivera was a rarity in the recording industry. a rising star who was also a middle aged mother of five and grandmother. she was a working single mom who hit it big incrossed over. born in southern california to mexican immigrant parents, she spoke english and spain and was successful in mus
in this town and i needed to come here to mourn with everyone and to show my support. >> five more funerals were held today. the remaining funerals will all be held tomorrow. >>> as the mourning continue, we've now heard from the national rifle association. why the nra's latest position is causing a new outcry. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun! >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like at banks and sports areinace. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield. but they were not able to protect their own news conference from protestors, including the group code pink. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: diane feinstein w
the president could "speak for the entire country at this time of mourning." again today, the president called for what he terms "meaningful action" to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. bill plante is at the white house and joins us now. good evening, bill. >> reporter: good evening, jim. that's right, the president in his weekly address tried to reach out and comfort a nation in shock. >> our heart are broken today. we grieve for the families of those we lost. >> reporter: the president again raised the hopes of those anxious for gun control legislation by repeating the rallying cry he made with such emotion on friday. >> and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: mass shootings in recent years have not led to stricter gun laws, but this time could be different, says ucla law professor, adam winkler. >> if there's one thing that will motivate people to talk about guns it's innocent children losing their. >> reporter: in a pew research told taken after aurora, colorado, opinions on
in newtown. tonight the mourning is well under way. in the past two hours this vigil was held for victoria soto, the first grade teacher shot while trying to shield her first grade students from the gunman. her family says she lost her life doing what she loved. she was 27 years old. a live report from sandy hook in a moment but first, cbs 5 reporter don knapp is at a vigil in san francisco's dolores park. don. >> reporter: ann, even though we are a continent away from what happened in newtown, connecticut, people in san francisco in the bay area very much touched and troubled by what happened here. there was a vigil tonight one of about 16 or 17 around the bay area suggested by moveon.org. people decided to come down and bring their own candles. they stood in the rain and talked about what happened and offered each other support and talked about the title of their get together which is vigil to end gun violence. some people say even though we have a lot of violence in the united states, what happened this time with so many children may be the tipping point. one of those people is natalie
and opened fire. connecticut's governor has declared today an official day of mourning. a moment of silence will be observed at the white house. but the national rifle association is speaking out. it's holding its first news conference since the massacre this morning. marlie hall is in newtown with more. marlie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, today marks the fifth day of mourning services in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked last
. >> what some see as the only way to get both sides to compromise on taxes. >>> music fans mourn the loss of a singing superstar. how jenni rivera is being remembered for more than her music. >> we couldn't see this happening. >>> their prank may have cost a woman her life. now we hear for the first frame those disc jockeys who set off a fire storm. secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. the president and house republicans have just three weeks to find a compromise o stop automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. and both sides say they're ready to . cbs reporter danielle nottim on the "sacred cow" that mit be key to the solution. suggested lead: the pres >>> now at 6:30, president obama hits the road to sell his solution for avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president and the house republicans have just three weeks to find a compromise to stop automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, and both sides say they are ready to talk. cbs 5's d
: emilie parker will be buried at a private funeral service tomorrow. this official day of mourning extends beyond connecticut. states all over the country are planning a moment of silence this morning to remember the slain students and faculty. brian, michelle? >> marly we have seen teddy bears and candles and flowers. do you know what's going to happen with all of those left in town? >> reporter: those mementos are still here. every day more and more show up as visitors stream in. as you can probably tell, it's raining quite heavily here in newtown. so tents have been put up to protect those mementos from the elements. brian, michelle. >> thank you, marlie hall in newtown, connecticut, thank you very much. >>> and we have seen a number of different gun buy-back programs around the bay area in response to the newtown shooting but in one county, it's not just guns they want. the marin county district attorney is urging people to turn in any violent videogames they have. it's part of another gun buy- back with police and sheriff's offices as part of an upcoming weapons buy-back programs wit
wrestled with how to support the team and mourn the loss. >> you have fans that want to move forward and honor someone's life but at the same time, there was a lot and a loss that he inflicted on himself and his girlfriend. >> reporter: police here in kansas city have not released a motive for 9 shooting but did say the couple had been arguing in recent days. cbs news spoke with belcher's mother cheryl shepherd but jeff, she had no comment adding quote i have grieving to do. >> jeff: manual, thank you. >> so the called fiscal cliff of mandatory tax increases and spending cuts is to you just 30 days away. but judging by today's talk in washington democrats and republicans are hardly any closer to finding a solution. here's anna werner. >> reporter: a week closer to the december 31st deadline, treasury secretary timothy geithner told bob schieffer any potential deal will have to include a tax hike on the upper 2% of income earners. >> there is no way to raise a meaningful amount of revenue relative to the size of our fiscal challenge by just limiting the value of deductions for the wea
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is mourning her loss. her sister-in-law broke down describing the mother of two as a good natured and beautiful woman. erica ferrari for cbs news. well. >>> 32 years ago today former beatle john lennon was shot and killed outside his new york apartment. today fans remembered his legacy and his music. ♪ the tribute took place at the strawberry fields memorial in central park near the dakota apartments where lennon lived. on december 8th, 1980 he was returning from a recording station when he was shot by a deranged fan mark david chapman. >>> remember that record half billion dollar powerball jackpot? well, the second of two winners has finally come forward. how he decided to cash out his winnings. >> from the cbs 5 weather center. googe everybody. sure -- good evening everybody. sure it's cloudy outside and we'll fire up the live hi-def doppler radar and tell you when to expect rain back in the forecast. as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,,,,,,,, ,, ,,,, in history has >>> one of the winners of one of the largest powerball jackpots in history has decided to stay a
. she pulled a bookshelf in front of the door. >>> more than a dozen vigils to mourn for the victims of the connecticut school massacre. the vigil was one of several suggested by a move on.org to call for an end to gun violence. there were similar gathering in other communities. >> i like to believe because it's very innocent, very young children this will really cut through a lot of the mess in dc. i'm a brand new mom. i have a 7-week-old who i brought out. my heart is breaking right now. so when the president cried, you know, there were parents crying with him. i like to think this can be a real moment for us. >> the bay area vigils are a response to the school shooting to push for gun control. >>> in a moment gun violence and gun buy backs today will have the latest on the rain moving through our area. but first the names of the women and children who lost their lives yesterday in newtown, connecticut. ay. the >>> a 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with a bomb threat that shut down a high school on thursday. the school canceled classes after police found graffiti referen
and six adults, and then as police closed in, lanza shot himself. in newtown, it was a day to mourn their dead at church services. cbs is in newtown where president obama is among the mourners. >> reporter: hundreds of mourners at a vigil in new town gave first respond ears standing ovation. president obama is there to help this community deal with the tragedy. people have been stopping at town memorials all day. while others attended sunday services focused on the tragedy that shattered this tight-knit community. residents leaned on one another as they remembered the 20 first graders and six adults gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we just all basically hugged each other and said it was going to be all right, we'll get past it. >> reporter: but one mass was cut short after someone called in a threat. >> i wasn't scared. i looked up, and i said, you know, if anything has to happen, protect the kids. enough of them. >> reporter: as people here in newtown grieve investigators say they have the best of the best working to gather evidence so they can determine a motive for
investigators are piecing together what happened. ines. >> reporter: well, ann, it's been a day of mourning here in newtown and across the nation as families are grieving the loss of loved ones and a community tries to pull together. 12-year-old jocelyn cardenaz came from danbury, connecticut it drop off flowers at a memorial for the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> even though we didn't know anyone directly just hurt because you never know what's going to happen next. >> reporter: she is one of many grieving for those gunned down in newtown, connecticut friday morning. investigators identified the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. the medical examiner says everyone was shot multiple times with a rifle. >> this probably is the worst i have seen. >> reporter: eight boys and 12 girls all ages 6 and 7 died including anna marcus green the daughter of a well-known saxophone player and emily parker who moved to newtown a year ago. >> she was a type person that could just light up the room. she -- [ crying ] ... >> she always had something kind to say about anybody. >> reporter: th
loss. connecticut's governor has declared friday a day of mourning and has asked churches to ring bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. one for each victim to mark a week since their deaths. more on the developments from newtown coming up on the "cbs evening news" and stay with cbs 5 and cbssf.com for continuing coverage of the elementary school tragedy. >>> checking bay area headlines here at home an "oakland post" office up and operating again after a hazmat scare forced an evacuation. the laurel district branch on high street had to be shut down about 10 a.m. and the building cleared for investigation. it turned out to be a leaking pepper gas canister in a drawer, the kind they use to keep dogs away. eight people were treated at the scene. and the building reopened by noon. >>> grisly discovery inside a burning storage unit in campbell. firefighters found a body after dousing the flames about 1:30 this morning. they described the unit on cunis drive as about the size of a walk-in closet. investigators suspect the person may have been sleeping -- living there. foul play is not suspected. >>> an
. they came together at the south valley community church to pray, mourn, and heal. >> having an environment, a venue like this helps people process it. and then being able to give resources that kind of help people continue that journey. >> the names of all 26 victims were read and a candle was lit for each of them. we're getting a better idea who the sandy hook killer was. cbs reporter seth talked to a former classmate and a babysitter who says that adam lanza's mother gave him an odd warning about her son. >> what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate? >> just quiet. >> she remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable. while on the other that's not how i remember him. i remember him as a nice kid that i sat near in class. and we joked. he'd laugh. you know. that kind of thing. >> it was the spring of 2009 and the two were enrolled at western connecticut state university while lanza buzz in high school. >> we were hanging out outside of class and we were like do you want to grab a drink with us. and he said i can't i'm 17. >> he took seven college
shooting. one by one, they laid down in justin herman plaza. the official mourning period ends tonight at midnight and flags that have been flown at half mast are being raised again. >>> at one game stop store in san francisco, a couple of shoppers told us they're staying away from violent video games because there's just too much violence in their community as it is. instead, they're focusing on educating kids about the games they play. >> as parents and as just the community, we've really gotta tell our kids, that, you know, it's just video games. you don't do this in real life. i mean, don't take the video games too seriously. that's not real life. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> there are smiles on hundreds of kids faces, all because of an annual holiday party that was a big success this year. >>> and a guardian angel answers the call for help. the rescue, caught on camera. >>> speaking of freezing, on the first full day of winter, another storm is set to pound the pacific. we'll
day since the tragedy has been a day of mourning but today the nation will stop and remember. >> reporter: at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. [ bells ] >> reporter: then the church bells will ring signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked me last night, he said, has this rocked your faith in god? and i said, absolutely not. but it has done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> reporter: the outpouring of love and emotions for the families of the victims extends far beyond this memorial in newtown something emilie parker's family found out when they took her body home to ogden, utah. >> a lot of you guys don't even know who she is. a lot o
the world and the bay area for mexican- american singer jenni rivera. >> fans are mourning, there's vigils, you know, people are hurt. >> legislators in michigan are set to vote on a right to work bill today. >> need to do what we can to make sure our economy gets rolling full speed again. >> what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work to for less money. >> up there, look at those lights up there. >> a mystery light dancing over san francisco bay. >> i am 100% sure this was a ufo. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news th morning." >>> good morning, it is tuesday, december 11. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:31 now. we begin this hour with some breaking news down in daly city. >> a car goes over at cliff as skyline boulevard. let's get to elizabeth in the traffic center. >> tow crews, emergency crews, everyone is out there right now working to get this car out of the ditch. this is the area we're talking about in daly city. a stretch of highway 35 remains closed at last check. one so
for mexican- american singer jenni rivera. >> there's mournings and vigils. >> legislators in michigan are set as to vote on a right to work bill today. >> need to do what we can to get the economy rolling full speed again. >> what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money? >> look at the lights up there dude! >> mystery lights over san francisco bay. >> i am 100% sure this was a ufo. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> touchdown! ♪ [ music ] >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning. it's tuesday, december 11. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. we have some breaking news from the east bay this morning. >> yeah. let's go right to cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington where arson investigators are checking an apartment fire in hayward. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're here on dixon street right near the bart station. this is the apartment where a woman lived with her son. take a look inside. it's completely gutted a
and not the other. >> reporter: fans wrestled with how to support the team and mourn the loss. >> you have fans that want to move forward and honor someone's life but at the same time there was a loss and a loss that he inflicted on himself and his girlfriend. >> reporter: police have not released a motive for the shooting but did say the couple had been arguing in recent days. cbs news spoke with belcher's mother. she had no comment but said quote i have grieving to do. manuel bojorquez cbs news, kansas city, missouri. >> this morning the weather is clearing in the pacific northwest. that's good news after three successive storms drenched the region. the third hit yesterday knocking out power to tens of thousands in northern california but the weather system was fast-moving. and the damage less than expected. >> reporter: high winds uprooted trees in citrus heights, california. and blew over a truck in san francisco. wind and rain pound the northern part of the state for the third time in less than a week. across the region some streets looked more like rivers. and thousands woke up without el
world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck. he died of heart failure this morning on his way to the hospital for a scheduled check- up. ♪ [ music ] >> you might remember him for his pop hits biggest of course take 5. brubeck would have turned 92 years old tomorrow. >>> it was not a game that i will play. >> coming up, a game of cat and mouse in washington as america waits for one side to finally give in. >> i'm danielle nottingham in washington. the president and lawmakers reach out to the business world to help sell their plans to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> plus a royal prank has buckingham palace livid and the queen's private hospital saying, sorry about that. >> and will watching others lose weight inspire to you get fit? probably not. when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, left the "fiscal cliff" tals all but frozen. so far - no een >>> tensions over tax hikes and spending cuts have left the "fiscal cliff" talks all but frozen. so far no face-to-face meetings have been scheduled between the democrats and republicans. cbs reporter danielle nottingham with the president's
. dave his 92-nd bi ask. >>> the music world is mourning the disof jazz pioneer and a bay area native. dave brubeck died this morning one day shy of his 92nd birthday. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has a look back at his life and legend. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: if dave brubeck was the high priest of west coast jazz, this was his temple. the blackhawk nightclub corner of turk and ellis in san francisco he was tenderloin. today, the tenderloin is -- well, it's the tenderloin. back in the day when dave brubeck held court -- >> the blackhawk was -- was in reality a dive. >> reporter: toby gleason remembers going to the blackhawk when he was 6 or 7 with his dad legendary dad critic jack gleason. >> it was dark, it was dinghy, smoky. but it was a vibrant scene. >> reporter: typical jazz club of the day but dave brubeck was far interest typical. for one thing, he was white. and a fierce antisegregationist. wouldn't play clubs where blacks weren't allowed. for another, he was classically trained. went to graduate school at mills college. >> dave brubeck's name is part of our history. we're
elizabeth ldanarince charles. the family of jacintha saldana nas seen in mourning at their home in bristol in southwest england. p australia, the radio station c.e.o. says it will cooperate with authorities investigating the phone call in which the d.j.'s attempted to reach the hospitalized kate middle torn the duchess of cambridge. typhoon bopha is apparently making a return pass oaf the philippines. typhtyphoon killed nearly 600 60ple in the southern part of the island chain earlier this week. latelatest forecast shows it making a u-turn to threaten the fain northern island of luzon. in this country, insurance giant a.i.g. says it will suffer a $1.3 billion loss in the wake of super storm sandy. president obama is asking $6gress for $60 billion in ederal aid for states hit hard by the storm. here's john bentley. nt reporter: more than a month after hurricane sandy slammed snto long island, workers are fill digging out from the damage. >> i'm here to coordinate the workers so they successfully clean up all the debris. >> reporter: angela bosco is the manager of this program in hauppauge,
off indefinitely and are undergoing counseling. >>> the music world is mourning the loss of mexican american singer jenni rivera. a family says her plane crashed sunday. officials there say there were six other people onboard and there were no survivors. as teresa garcia tells us, rivera was at the peak of her career. >> reporter: a helicopter hovers over the wreckage of a plane that authorities believe was carrying singer jenni rivera. >> the plane, it's totaled. nobody inside survived. the bodies are unrecognizable, according to what they're telling us. >> reporter: police say the learjet was reported missing around 3:30 after the plane took off from monterey. she had just finished up a concert there. the long beach, california, native had just wrapped up a concert there. the 43-year-old american music star sold 15 million records worldwide and had her own reality show. >> we would just like to say thanks to all the fans. love you all. thanks. >> reporter: celebrities and fans are posting their condolences online saying the music world lost a fun and talented woman. teresa garcia,
in pretoria since saturday. >>> fans in the bay area are mourning the death of mexican- american singer jenny rivera. ♪ [ music ] she was killed in a weekend plane crash in northern mexico. the 43-year-old southern california native was at the peak of her career. she was a grandmother and a single mother with five children. >> she is an example for me because i'm a single mother, too. and she tried very hard to help her kids. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country
a candlelight vigil at the south valley community church to pray, mourn, and heal. >> this christmas we ask you to heal us, to help us, to be born anew in us, and to be with those surviving students. >> reporter: the victims names were read aloud. a candle lit up for each one of them. they photos, all 26 flashed on screen. the vigil was as much for the victims as it was for the local community. >> the question is are we preparing ourselves for when it comes? are we preparing ourselves so that we're able to feel this in a proactive way. so that on the outcome we are stronger on the other end. >> reporter: as the pastor said, one way to deal with anger, fear, and anxiousness from a tragedy is with hope. in gilroy, cbs 5. >>> investigators looking into the school shootings are questioning two school staff members who were injured, but survived. they are also piecing together a timeline of how the tragedy unfolded. cbs reporter has that part of the story. >> reporter: 20-year-old adam lanza launched his massacre at home. officials say lanza shot his mother, nancy, multiple times, killing her in her
. >>> students and educators are mourning the death of a high school senior who was killed in san francisco's bayview district. police say 17-year-old montreal blakley was shot at about 10 clock on saturday night. blakley had a high grade point average and was a starting defensive back on the football team at concord high school. police say the investigation is ongoing. so far there have been no arrests. >>> the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza is expected to be sentenced today. 49-year-old nathan burris is facing the death penalty. burris shot and killed his ex- girlfriend, a toll plaza worker and her friend a bus driver, back in 2009. >>> rebuilding of the chevron refinery unit that caught fire in august will be the topic of discussion at a meeting in richmond tomorrow. city leaders will get an update on the repairs and investigation. the meeting is set for 6:30 tomorrow night in the city council chamber. residents are encouraged to attend. >>> and police now say they found a shotgun in a suspect's apartment after a weekend standoff in san f
nightmare. [ sirens ] >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practices as they do twice a year. >> lock their classroom. keep the students away from the door and the windo
this morning. in addition, it's declared an official day of mourning in the state by the governor. >> my husband asked me last night, he says, has this rocked your faith in god? and i said, absolutely not. but it's done a few things about my faith in human beings. >> at least five more funerals are scheduled today with even more scheduled tomorrow. a private funeral was held yesterday in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the gunman's mother, who was shot dead just before the school rampage. >>> if you go online at 6:30 this morning, you may see this message here. twitter founder jack dorsey and several celebrities are also calling for a five-minute time- out on the internet out of respect. >>> today the president responded to an online petition calling for more gun chrome. about 200,000 people have signed it. in a video, he said that there are steps the nation can take to protect our rights and to protect our children. meanwhile, washington also got to work on gun chrome. vice president joe biden held the first meeting of the task force charged with reviewing the country's gun laws and reco
elementary sc >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> we will have to change. >> a mournful president at the vigil for the fallen at sandy hook elementary school. his powerful words that say enough is enough. >> plus, it's a question every parent is asking: how do i talk to my child about the school shooting in connecticut? how bay area adults are handling the topic. >> good morning, monday, december 17. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle both have the morning off. time now is 5:00. >>> this morning, we're hearing that sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut may never reopen. >> that's right. the first funerals are also planned today for two of the 20 children who were killed there. >> investigators are still trying to determine adam lanza's motive for fatally shooting
we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets. it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weap
jessica rekos prepared to bury her. the mourning continues in newtown, connecticut. today, another young victim will be laid to rest. on monday, mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. family took it very, you know, as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. this is very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we really need to lead with love and that's what i'm seeing our community do. we're putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's still unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. authorities are analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and looking at the shooter's smashed home computer hoping to find answers. >> we know as investigators that the people in connectic
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in mourning, they are wondering what happened to a 22- year-old man shot and killed by walnut creek police. >> i heard him say i'm going to kill your dog. >> then the robber made good on that threat. how the attempted robbery that started innocuously ended in tragedy. >> and dozens left homeless in san francisco's mission district. crews worked quickly to try and save people and the victorian home. cbs 5 eyewitness news is next. ,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good evening, i'm ann notarangel
will spend christmas eve mourning his loss. jennifer lewis hall for cbs news, new york. >>> many super storm sandy victims didn't have a home, but thanks to volunteers some families are back home just in time for christmas. cbs reporter adrianna diaz has more. >> reporter: these twins are days from their first birthday and hours from their first christmas. who firsts, parents joe and jennifer were aparade they wouldn't celebrate at home. >> i didn't think it was possible. >> they bought their waterfront home a year ago but sandy ruined it. >> our walkway was two properties over, backwards, upside down. >> reporter: insurance isn't covering all the repairs and joe and jennifer drained their life savings trying to get pregnant. they lucked out with the twins, but that meant there was little left for the house. >> a volunteer 24 agency stepped in to help. they rebuild communities around the country in the wake of disasters. >> we figured if we could start with families like joe and jen lane and put them bark then the whole community will benefit. >> joe is a new york city police detective who s
's discovered elephants share many traits with humans. a long life span, mourning of their dead and strong family bonds. that's led to new technique for raising elephants in captivity. >> we have a team of keepers that represent the elephant family that they've lost. and here in the nursery, the keepers or attendants are with the orphans 24 hours a day because the baby elephants in a natural situation would never ever be left on its own. all the family care for that baby. >> reporter: today elephants are under attack again by criminal gangs of poachers. >> you better get better soon. reporter: for sheldrick it cuts deeply. >> i raised over 150 infants through the nursery here. we've lost orphans to poaching. one came just the other day. we raised that elephant from one week old. it's like losing a family member. >> reporter: this is sheldrick's latest adoptee one-year-old kwanza. her mother and two sisters were gunned down near a national park. sheldrick's staff was called in to help. the baby would in severe shock and would not feed. kwanza was stabilized by vets and then air lifted back
viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echoed across the country. robbie parker father of first grader emilie parker spoke at her memorial service held thursday night, where pink ribbons line roadways. >> you slowly begin to realize even though this is such a personal and internal thing for us, i started to really feel how much it touched everybody everywhere. >> reporter: in newtown, motorcades and funeral processions continue to jam its small streets. everywhere every hour it seems another group salutes yet another victim. [ bell tolling ] memorials grow as expressions of sympathy pour onto streets, and into mailboxes. the local post office has been inundated inundated. >> we're getting cards, we're getting letters, we're getting packages maybe teddy bears or some sort of something they want to provide to the family for comfort. >>
's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practices as they do twice a year. >> lock their classroom. keep the students away from the door and the windo
of mourning asking houses of worship to ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. one time for each victim of the sandy hook shooting marking one week since their deaths. well-wishers placed more stuffed animals at the memorial set up to honor the 20 children and 6 teachers. >> makes me really sad. i mean, we brought the stuffed animals because we wanted to give the children a christmas. >> i had twin girls that are 6 years old and in elementary school and it really hit hard. >> reporter: many say seeing all the flowers balloons and candles and toys is sad but also inspiring. >> when you see this display that you know that there's still love in the world. >> reporter: an outpouring of support for families enduring immeasurable loss. in newtown, connecticut, randall pinkston, cbs 2 news. >> what can i do? a question being asked by many following the school shooting. a former marine stood guard at a school. one paid the toll for 26 commuters. cbs 5 reporter john ramos explains the 26 acts of kindness sweeping social networks around the country. >> reporter: the horror of what happened in con
as newtown continues to mourn the loss of 20 children and six adults. vice president joe biden will meet with law enforcement officers from across the country today. the goal is to come up with recommendations to curb gun violence. funeral services for five more victims are being held today. cbs reporter marlie hall with the new call for action. >> my name is richard bloomenthal. >> reporter: connecticut senator bloomenthal and chris murphy met with a group called newtown united who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more fun
:in this town and i needed to come here to mourn with everyone to show my support. >> five more funerals planned for today with more this weekend. >>> today lawmakers started heading home for christmas without reaching a deal on the looming "fiscal cliff" so that means there are now just 10 days remaining until the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. disagreements over how much to raise the taxes and cut spending continued to separate democrats and republicans. president obama called on house speaker john boehner to come back to the negotiating table and avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> as of today, i am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. >> the remarks came after speaker boehner failed to gather enough of his party's support to bring his so-called plan b to the floor for a vote. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than a million dollars a year. house and senate members will be back at the capital on december 27th looking for that solution. >>> wall street worried about the "fiscal cliff" talks, stocks cl
but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday of heart failure on the way to a hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. and he was born in concord over in the east bay. you might remember him for his jazz hits including the biggie "take five." >> what you might not know is that brubeck learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world war ii he studied at mills college in oakland. >> i didn't know he was from the bay area. >>> just in from the labor department, new jobless claims fell sharply from a week ago as disruptions blamed on superstorm sandy diminished. new claims dropped by 25,000 last week to 370,000. that's fewer than economists had expected. and tomorrow, the first monthly jobs report since hurricane sandy and the election comes out. >> here now with a preview jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. jill, what's expected? >> reporter: the economy likely created just 80,000 new jobs last month down d
to you guys. >> all right, gianna. thanks. >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck. ♪ [ music ] >> brubeck died yesterday of heart failure on his way to the hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. in concord. his most famous jazz hit was "take 5" from 1959. he learned the piano from his mother and after leading an army band during world warmed 2 he studied at mills college in oakland. >> interesting. ♪ [ music ] >>> the 2013 grammy nominations were announced here on cbs 5 last night during a star- studded special. >> yeah. check that out. that looks like the who right there. call me maybe is up for song of the year and indy pop year fun is nominated in all categories including best new artist record and song of the year. catch of the grammys here on cbs 5 on february 10. >> plenty of news this morning about a silicon valley giant. apple. >> here to talk about it jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >> they had a tough day yesterday. >> apple's worst day for stock in four years. sell-off for 6% losing $35 billion in ma
. >>> and hollywood mourns the loss of two long time actors. >>> and like a lump of coal we've got a big storm headed to the bay area. we will talk about that coming up. >>> and we got a traffic alert in oakland all lanes blocked northbound 880 approaching fruitvale. we'll tell you where traffic is being detoured coming up. >>> and good morning everyone, it is of course tuesday, december 25th. a big merry christmas one and all. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm elizabeth wenger, michelle is on vacation. time now 6:00. >> right now volunteers are busy preparing a big christmas feast here in the city. >> they're planning to serve several meals today and many meals. cbs 5 reporter cate caugurian is live at glide memorial church. >> reporter: there are expected to be about hundreds of people here frank and elizabeth. they're going tokl
. "out of respect for the families, as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting." the nra plans a news conference friday with more details and liz, they say they will make a major announcement. we'll be listening. >> we will. thank you. >>> we're telling you earlier about our breaking news story out of san jose. san jose city college on lockdown tonight report of a man with a gun or a suspect with a gun on campus. unconfirmed reports. we want to go live to kcbs radio reporter mike colgan. what do you know from where you are right now? >> reporter: well, part of the campus has been cleared. but two areas of the campus are still on lockdown as the science and tech labs is what i have been told two years still on lockdown, other students have been told to leave. we see cars streaming out of the campus so part of the campus has been -- they have been allowed to leave. i think two other parts of campus remain on lockdown. still unconfirmed reports of a gunman on campus. some students have been allowed to leave. >
, minnesota. >>> now a tragedy in the world of latin music. fans are mourning one of their greatest stars who was on the verge of crossing over to a wider audience. singer jenni rivera's plane crashed in northern mexico sunday morning. all seven people on board were killed. bill whitaker is in linwood, california, where rivera's fans held a vigil last night. bill, good morning. >> reporter: if you don't know the name of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, chances are you soon would have. she had just signed with a major talent agency here in the states and was tapped to star in her own sitcom. behind it all was a voice that mixed power, drama, and grace beautifully. ♪ to her fans, 23-year-old jenni rivera was more than a singer, she was known as la braun senora, the grande dame of music. >> jenni rivera was bold and brash. she was a very commanding woman with a commanding voice. >> reporter: that voice was silenced early sunday morning soon after this concert in monterrey, mexico, rivera and six others boarded a small plane. this photo is thought to be the final image we have of the singe
of western new york mourning the loss of two firefighters shot to death in an ambush. >> the gunman set fire to a car and a house to lure firefighters to his home. >> concerns about the weather. it does not end with snow and rain. >> tornados could pop up from texas to florida. >> travelers heading home for christmas face a delay when their plane caught on fire. no injuries are reported. >> a dramatic relation cue of man nearly washed away by the rain-swollen river. >> he had no energy left. >> jack klugman has passed away. he is best known for playing "the odd couple." >> chuck pagano returned to his team as he continues to battle leukemia. >> i asked bruce to take over. you had to win nine games? >> all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama answers calls on the santa tracking program. >> on the third day of christmas -- >> my true love gave to me. >> that stupid hat. >>> merry christmas and welcome to >>> merry christmas, welcome to "cbs this morning." merry christmas to you and you. >> our first christmas together. >> our first christmas together. yeah
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